Definitions for DIEdaɪ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. to cease to live; undergo the complete and permanent cessation of vital functions; become dead.

  2. to cease to exist; vanish:

    The happy look died on her face.

  3. to lose force, strength, or active qualities.

  4. to cease to function; stop:

    The engine died.

  5. to pass gradually; fade or subside gradually (usu. fol. by away, out, or down).

  6. to faint or languish.

  7. to suffer as if fatally:

    I'm dying of boredom!

  8. to pine with desire, love, longing, etc.

  9. to desire keenly:

    I'm dying for a cup of coffee.

  10. Theol. to lose spiritual life.

    Category: Religion

  11. to be no longer subject; become indifferent:

    to die to worldly matters.

  12. die away, (of a sound) to become fainter and then cease altogether.

    Category: Verb Phrase

  13. die down, to become calm or quiet; subside.

    Category: Verb Phrase

  14. die off, to die one after another until the number is greatly reduced.

    Category: Verb Phrase

  15. die out, to cease to exist; become extinct. to die away; fade; subside.

    Category: Verb Phrase

Idioms for die:

  1. die hard, to give way or cease to exist only slowly or after a bitter struggle:

    Childhood beliefs die hard.

    Category: Idiom

  2. die on the vine,(of an idea, plan, or the like) to be rejected or ignored before having a chance to be developed.

    Category: Idiom

  3. to die for,stunning, remarkable:

    That dress is to die for.

    Category: Idiom

* Syn: die , perish mean to relinquish life. To die is to cease to live from any cause or circumstance; it is used figuratively of anything that has once displayed activity: He died of cancer. Her anger died.perish , a more literary term, implies death under harsh circumstances such as hunger or violence; figuratively, it connotes permanent disappearance: Hardship caused many pioneers to perish. Ancient Egyptian civilization has perished.

Origin of die:

1150–1200; ME dien, deien < ON deyja; akin to dead , death

die*daɪ(n.)(pl.)dies; dice

  1. (n.)any of various devices for cutting or forming material in a press or a stamping or forging machine. a hollow device of steel for cutting the threads of bolts or the like. a steel block or plate with small conical holes through which wire, plastic rods, etc., are drawn.

    Category: Machinery

  2. an engraved stamp for impressing a design upon some softer material.

    Category: Machinery

  3. Category: Games

    Ref: sing. of dice.

  4. Category: Architecture

    Ref: dado (def. 1). 1

  5. (v.t.)to impress, shape, or cut with a die.

    Category: Machinery

Idioms for die:

  1. the die is cast,the irrevocable decision has been made.

    Category: Idiom

* for 3 .

Origin of die:

1300–50; ME de < OF de(i)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. die, dice(noun)

    a small cube with 1 to 6 spots on the six faces; used in gambling to generate random numbers

  2. die(noun)

    a device used for shaping metal

  3. die(verb)

    a cutting tool that is fitted into a diestock and used for cutting male (external) screw threads on screws or bolts or pipes or rods

  4. die, decease, perish, go, exit, pass away, expire, pass, kick the bucket, cash in one's chips, buy the farm, conk, give-up the ghost, drop dead, pop off, choke, croak, snuff it(verb)

    pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life

    "She died from cancer"; "The children perished in the fire"; "The patient went peacefully"; "The old guy kicked the bucket at the age of 102"

  5. die(verb)

    suffer or face the pain of death

    "Martyrs may die every day for their faith"

  6. die(verb)

    be brought to or as if to the point of death by an intense emotion such as embarrassment, amusement, or shame

    "I was dying with embarrassment when my little lie was discovered"; "We almost died laughing during the show"

  7. fail, go bad, give way, die, give out, conk out, go, break, break down(verb)

    stop operating or functioning

    "The engine finally went"; "The car died on the road"; "The bus we travelled in broke down on the way to town"; "The coffee maker broke"; "The engine failed on the way to town"; "her eyesight went after the accident"

  8. die(verb)

    feel indifferent towards

    "She died to worldly things and eventually entered a monastery"

  9. die(verb)

    languish as with love or desire

    "She dying for a cigarette"; "I was dying to leave"

  10. die, die out(verb)

    cut or shape with a die

    "Die out leather for belts"

  11. die(verb)

    to be on base at the end of an inning, of a player

  12. die, pall, become flat(verb)

    lose sparkle or bouquet

    "wine and beer can pall"

  13. die(verb)

    disappear or come to an end

    "Their anger died"; "My secret will die with me!"

  14. die(verb)

    suffer spiritual death; be damned (in the religious sense)

    "Whosoever..believes in me shall never die"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. die(verb)ɪ

    to stop living

    My mother died at the age of 84.; He died of a heart attack.

  2. dieɪ

    very eager to

    I'm dying to find out what happens next.

  3. dieɪ

    feeling bad because of

    We were dying of hunger/thirst/boredom.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Die

    of Dice

  2. Die(verb)

    to pass from an animate to a lifeless state; to cease to live; to suffer a total and irreparable loss of action of the vital functions; to become dead; to expire; to perish; -- said of animals and vegetables; often with of, by, with, from, and rarely for, before the cause or occasion of death; as, to die of disease or hardships; to die by fire or the sword; to die with horror at the thought

  3. Die(verb)

    to suffer death; to lose life

  4. Die(verb)

    to perish in any manner; to cease; to become lost or extinct; to be extinguished

  5. Die(verb)

    to sink; to faint; to pine; to languish, with weakness, discouragement, love, etc

  6. Die(verb)

    to become indifferent; to cease to be subject; as, to die to pleasure or to sin

  7. Die(verb)

    to recede and grow fainter; to become imperceptible; to vanish; -- often with out or away

  8. Die(verb)

    to disappear gradually in another surface, as where moldings are lost in a sloped or curved face

  9. Die(verb)

    to become vapid, flat, or spiritless, as liquor

  10. Die(noun)

    a small cube, marked on its faces with spots from one to six, and used in playing games by being shaken in a box and thrown from it. See Dice

  11. Die(noun)

    any small cubical or square body

  12. Die(noun)

    that which is, or might be, determined, by a throw of the die; hazard; chance

  13. Die(noun)

    that part of a pedestal included between base and cornice; the dado

  14. Die(noun)

    a metal or plate (often one of a pair) so cut or shaped as to give a certain desired form to, or impress any desired device on, an object or surface, by pressure or by a blow; used in forging metals, coining, striking up sheet metal, etc

  15. Die(noun)

    a perforated block, commonly of hardened steel used in connection with a punch, for punching holes, as through plates, or blanks from plates, or for forming cups or capsules, as from sheet metal, by drawing

  16. Die(noun)

    a hollow internally threaded screw-cutting tool, made in one piece or composed of several parts, for forming screw threads on bolts, etc.; one of the separate parts which make up such a tool


  1. Die

    A die in the context of integrated circuits is a small block of semiconducting material, on which a given functional circuit is fabricated. Typically, integrated circuits are produced in large batches on a single wafer of electronic-grade silicon or other semiconductor through processes such as photolithography. The wafer is cut into many pieces, each containing one copy of the circuit. Each of these pieces is called a die. There are three commonly used plural forms: dice, dies, and die.

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. die

    Syn. crash. Unlike crash, which is used primarily of hardware, this verb is used of both hardware and software. See also go flatline, casters-up mode.

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz

  1. DIE

    An effect. DIET Frequently a cause.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'DIE' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2027

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'DIE' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1601

  3. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'DIE' in Verbs Frequency: #102

Anagrams of DIE

  1. EDI

  2. Eid

  3. Ide

Translations for DIE

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


to lose life; to stop living and become dead

Those flowers are dying; She died of old age.

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